Welcome to episode 118 of Your Kick-Ass Life! Today I’m thrilled to share with you my dear friend, colleague and repeat guest Ms. Amy Pearson.

If you haven’t heard Amy before you are in for a treat! She is the founder of Live Brazen, as well as a Master-certified Martha Beck Life Coach. She’s also a coach mentor and an instructor for Martha Beck’s life coach training. Plus she’s a writer, a teacher and a speaker who is on a mission to help the heart-centered entrepreneurs of the world!

On today’s show, we talk about what it means to be addicted to approval – something she is intimately familiar with! She explains the different forms approval addiction can show up as, and how to know if you fit into any of them.

You'll Also Hear:

  • How do you know if you are struggling with addiction to approval?
  • What is the difference between people pleasing and approval addiction?
  • What are the different reasons for feeling like a fraud, according to Amy?
  • When did she realize she had to give up alcohol?
  • How to know if your drinking has become a problem.
  • What does recovery look like for her?
  • How appreciating yourself gives true self-worth, independent of the external.
  • Why you should only share your story with those who have earned the right to hear it.
  • And much more!

Finally we wrap up with Amy’s vulnerable and courageous story of the moment she knew she had to get sober, why alcohol addiction doesn’t always look the same for everyone and how relationships saved me in the early stages of my recovery. You can hear all of that and more on this real, raw and courageous episode 118 of Your Kick-Ass Life.


Amy on episode 34 of Your Kick-Ass Life
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amy-pearsonAmy Pearson is a master certified Martha Beck life coach, a coach mentor and instructor for Martha Beck’s life coach training. She’s a teacher, coach, writer and speaker. A former approval addict (with the occasional relapse), she’s now addicted to success. Her mission is nothing short of world peace by empowering every heart-centered entrepreneur to magnify their tribe, make great money and an epic impact while doing their unique thing in the world. She is a gifted courage infuser who helps entrepreneurs embrace the “discomfort zone” in honor of their true work in the world.

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I just wanted to give you a heads up about a special series I’m rolling out for the podcast starting the last week of September. You’ll still get your regular episode every Wednesday, but for 10 weeks, I’m also rolling out episodes on sobriety and recovery. This is for anyone who has gotten sober, who struggles with an addiction, who’s thinking they might have a problem, but aren’t sure, or even if that’s not you– but you want a better understanding of what it’s like for someone you care about for you to better support them. If you’re sure you don’t want to miss those episodes, you can get on my email list by clicking here. I’ll be interviewing all kinds of people on the topic, and can’t wait to share it with you.



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